March 10th, 2011

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The Peak




I visited The Peak or officially known as Victoria Peak, eons ago and I can't quite recall much about it. B.T decided to take me for a hike up and boy, was it a hike. We walked over from mid-levels, all the way to the top. The grand idea was to run up but I was panting so much, I had to brisk walk instead.

Honestly, it was a great walk up. The air was fresh which was a nice change from the polluted air that you get in the city and it was scenic. It would have been really nice to do a run all the way up had I not been panting so much. I'm telling you, Hong Kong has some brutal gradients.

It used to be free to view the panoramic view right at the peak but sadly now, you get charged. I think it was something like HKD$350. We didn't have enough cash on us even if we were willing to pay for it so we found an alternative - head up to the Burger King, go right through the doors and step out at the verandah. It's very windy and the view is not totally unblocked as it's several levels down but it is still as gorgeous.

After we took a short walk around, we headed back, this time around, via a cab :)

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The Cafe inside Homeless




I apologize for the tardy subject line but I didn't note down the name of the cafe that we visited in Hong Kong. All I can remember that it was nestled inside the Homeless Flagship store at TST and it was a nice place to rest our tired feet.

The cafe looks rugged yet cozy as it is fashioned to look like a corner in someone's home with wooden furnishing, booksheleves decorated with items that you would put on one in your house for example photo frames, books, collectibles ecetera. I am unsure if a full dining menu is available but it's a place to chill out with friends or to read quietly with a good cup of tea and some desserts.

We only had drinks but the tea that I had was really good. It was in a unique tea bag blend of aromatic fresh flowers, herbs and all kinds of fragrant goodness in it.

As I said previously, I am on the lookout for nice cozy cafes to check out here in Singapore so do shout out if you have any to recommend :)

Cafe (inside Homeless Flagship)
Level 8
The One
100 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kownloon
Hong Kong
+ (852) 2997 8192


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